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Regional Variations (5)

Service from Timberscombe Parish Church, near Minehead, Somerset: Canon S. E. Swann.

BBC Home Service West

The Lessons of Mission: Service from Inverurie West Church: The Minister, the Rev. William Cochrane.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Service from Fisherwick Presbyterian Church. Belfast: The Minister, the Rev. John H. Withers

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Roman Catholic Service: Fr. Thomas Corbishley. s.J., Master of Campion Hall, Oxford.

BBC Home Service Midland

from Holy Trinity Church, Wavertree, Liverpool, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. H. Ellis. Preacher, the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Liverpool
Sentence
Versicles and Responses Psalm 145
First Lesson: Joel 2, vv. 28-end Te Deum
Second Lesson: Romans 8, w. 147 Jubilate
Creed. Lesser Litany, the Lord's
Prayer
Vemicles and Responses Collects
Spirit of morcy( truth and love (A. and M. 155)
Sermon
Our Blest Redeemer, ere he breathed
(A. and M. 207)
Blessing
Organist, J. Vautier

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev. H. Ellis.
Organist:
J. Vautier

Symphony No. 39. in G minor
(Haydn): Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jonathan Sternberg
Cello Concerto (Samuel Barber ):
Zara Nelsova (cello) and the New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Russian Easter Festival Overture
(Rimsky-Korsakov): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Issay Dobrowen on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By:
Jonathan Sternberg
Unknown:
Samuel Barber
Cello:
Zara Nelsova
Conducted By:
Issay Dobrowen

Regional Variations (2)

Gwasanaeth o'r Tabernacl, Eglwys yr Annibynwyr, Caergybi: Parch. 0. M. Lloyd.

BBC Home Service Welsh

Three talks about English houses by Sir Hugh Casson ,
R.D.I., F.R.I.B.A.
2-osbome House, Cowes,
Isle of Wight
The home of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, part of which is now an officers' convalescent home

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Hugh Casson

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Contents:
' Rawsthorne's Second Piano Concerto, by John Amis
' Weather Permitting,' by Spike Hughes
' For your Music Shelf,' by John Lade , illustrated by Jean Mackie

Contributors

Edited By:
Anna Instone
Introduced By:
Alec Robertson
Unknown:
John Amis
Unknown:
Spike Hughes
Unknown:
John Lade
Illustrated By:
Jean MacKie

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Hobbis
Unknown:
Maxwell Knight
Question-Master:
Ralph Wightman
Question-Master:
Jack Longland
Produced By:
Bill Coysh

Regional Variations (6)

Out in the Garden: talk by P. J. Thrower.

BBC Home Service Midland

The Scottish Garden.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Gardeners' Question Time.

BBC Home Service North

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

' Judging Flowers and Vegetables,' by Allan Langdon.

BBC Home Service West

Introduced by Roy Hay
Leslie Clark talks about the June drop and thinning fruits
W. P. Wood talks about fuchsias
Joe Brayshaw puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roy Hay
Talks:
Leslie Clark
Talks:
W. P. Wood
Unknown:
Joe Brayshaw
Unknown:
Fred Streeter

Clifford Curzon (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Festival Hall
Part 1
A studio performance: tomorrow (Third) It is rare for an English composer to excel at writing for the piano, but Alan Raws thorne now has two piano concertos to his credit, both of which have won favour. No. 1 first appeared in 1939 as a Concerto for piano, strings, and percussion, and was rescored for full orchestra three years later. It is marked by finished workmanship, deftness, and wit. The same qualities appear in No. 2, a four-movement work designed on a large scale. It was commissioned by the Arts Council for the Festival of Britain, and played for the first time in the Royal Festival Hall on June 17 last year, when the soloist was Clifford Curzon and the orchestra the London, Symphony under Sir Malcolm Sargent.
The Concerto begins with toccata-like figuration for the piano, with the flute playing a lyrical melody above it; On this melody much of the opening movement (marked Allegro piacevole) is based. A Scherzo (Allegro moho) follows; this leads to an Intermezzo (Adagio semplice). The final Allegro is dominated by an attractive tune developed with ingenuity and brilliance.Harold Rutland

Symphony No. 88. in G - Haydn
3.24 app. Piano Concerto No. 2 - Alan Rawsthorne

Contributors

Piano:
Clifford Curzon
Leader:
Paul Beard
Conductor:
Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown:
Alan Raws
Unknown:
Clifford Curzon
Unknown:
Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Unknown:
Harold Rutland

Regional Variations (3)

Children's Hour: Manchester and Belfast Calling Hamburg.

BBC Home Service North

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

'Breath of God'
A play for Whit Sunday written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard
' The Holy Spirit will come upon us as the wind of heaven. It will be about us and within us and men will recognise the presence of the Spirit by what happens through us.'
5.25 app. Children's Service
Conducted by the Rev. Donald Macdonald , Minister of Lylesland Church, Paisley. Praise sung by the Lylesland Sunday School Choir
Metrical Psalm 95, vv. 1-6: 0 come let us sing to the Lord
Prayers of adoration, thanksgiving, confession, and pardon
Saviour, teach me day by day (C.H.
437)
-Lesson: Acts 2, vv. 14-28 Talk
Holy Spirit, hear us (C.H. 189)
Prayers of intercession and meditation, and the Lord's Prayer
God of heaven, hear our singing
(C.H. 375)
Blessing

Contributors

Produced By:
J. Stanley Pritchard
Unknown:
Rev. Donald MacDonald

Regional Variations (2)

Birds. Beasts, and Fishes: survey of eight centuries of Ulster natural history. 2—1300 to 1800

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

by Johnny Morris
In the coming weeks the speaker will travel along the north coast ot Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall from Minehead to Land's End, following paths and tracks along shore and cliff-top. This week he comes to the studio to talk about the first stage of his journey.

Contributors

Unknown:
Johnny Morris

Regional Variations (2)

The Changing Year: cantata for soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, and orchestra by Martin Shaw.

BBC Home Service West

(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Dances from Massine Ballets
Many dancers become successful choreographers, but few can have won world recognition at such an early age as Leonidc Massine: four of the famous ballets represented in tonight's programme date from his early twenties. The fifth, Symphonie Fantastique, was created some twenty years later. All five ballets are ballets d'action -ballels with a story. Massine has been taken to task for employing the symphonies of Beethoven, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky for ballet, but the use of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique is less open to criticism since the composer himself attached a story to the work and Massine based his ballet en this. Harold Neden

Contributors

Leader:
John Sharpe
Conductor:
Stanford Robinson
Unknown:
Harold Neden

England v. Scotland
Songs of the birds from a Kentish wood in competition with those heard from a wood in the Border country
Commentators:
Douglas Fleming (England)
Henry Douglas Home (Scotland) with Percy Edwards to act as referee
Introduced by Brian Johnston

Contributors

Unknown:
Douglas Fleming
Unknown:
Percy Edwards
Introduced By:
Brian Johnston

Regional Variations (5)

Dvorak's Biblical Songs: Anne Storry (contralto).

BBC Home Service North

Austin Dewdney (piano).

BBC Home Service West

As Scottish

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

'I Met a Man': a radio biography as a tribute to the late Very Rev. John White.

BBC Home Service Scottish

A United Service of the Baptist, Congregational, and Methodist Churches of High Barnet. From Wood Street Congregational Church
Call to Worship
Hymn: 0 for a thousand tongues Prayers
Scripture reading: St. Luke 22, w.
7-18
Hymn: And can it be that I should gain
Sermon
Hymn: Here, 0 my Lord, I see thee Dedication of the Offering The Comfortable Words
Invitation to the Table
Words of Institution
Prayers
Distribution of the bread and wine
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Love's redeeming work is done
Benediction
Organist, Edwin W. Bates
Service conducted by the Rev. D. C. Wilkins and the Rev. F. J. Noble
Preacher, the Rev. A. Stanley Leyland
Introduced by the Rev. E. H. Robertson

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev. D. C. Wilkins
Unknown:
Rev. F. J. Noble
Unknown:
Rev. E. H. Robertson

Regional Variations (6)

Appeal: Restoration Fund of St. John the Baptist Church, Glastonbury, by Ralph Wightman.

BBC Home Service West

Appeal: The John White Memorial Fund. by Sheriff J. R. Philip.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Appeal: Market District Boys' Club, Leeds, by Len Hutton.

BBC Home Service North

Appeal: Northamptonshire Association of Boys' Clubs, by Freddie Brown.

BBC Home Service Midland

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Appeal on behalf of the Holy Cross Sanatorium, Haslemere, by Robert Speaight
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Holy Cross Sanatorium has 140 beds for the treatment of women and girls suffering from pulmonary tuberculosis in its early or moderately advanced stages. Most of the cases come from the London and Home Counties area, and all are admitted on purely medical grounds, no other factor being taken into account.
Recent extensive alterations-the building of a new wing, installation of a new X-ray plant and surgical facilities-have placed a very heavy burden on the sanatorium authorities amounting to more than £ 44,000. Money is therefore urgently needed to meet this cost.

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Speaight
Unknown:
Robert Speaight

Regional Variations (2)

Serial play: 'Old Mortality.' 9-' The Farmhouse on the Moor.

BBC Home Service Scottish

A serial play for broadcasting by Frank Hauser and Donald McWhinnie from the novel by Henry James
Production by E. J. King Bull
Episode 9
Isabel Archer 's marriage to Gilbert Osmond has not proved happy. In the four years that have passed, Osmond's attempts to subordinate her spirit have deeply distressed her, and she has come to realise that behind his pose of intellectual detachment he conceals a profound egotism. She has never confessed the true state of affairs, even to her cousin Ralph Touchett who, desperately ill, has come to see her in Rome. With Ralph is Lord Warburton, an old admirer of Isabel's, who now seems to take an interest in Pansy Osmond , Isabel's stepdaughter. Osmond sees his chance of making a great marriage for the child, although Pansy is sincerely attached to young Edward Rosier , whom her father considers out of the question. Isabel, against her better judgment, and knowing that Warburton's interest in Pansy is not deep, nevertheless agrees to help her husband to further the marriage.

Contributors

Broadcasting By:
Frank Hauser
Broadcasting By:
Donald McWhinnie
Novel By:
Henry James
Production By:
E. J. King Bull
Unknown:
Isabel Archer
Unknown:
Gilbert Osmond
Unknown:
Ralph Touchett
Unknown:
Pansy Osmond
Unknown:
Edward Rosier
The American:
Roger Delgado
Gilbert Osmond:
Alan Wheatley
Isabel Osmond:
Wendy Hiller
Lord Warburton:
Robert Harris
Pansy Osmond:
Pamela Stirling
Henrietta Stackpole:
Marjorie West Bury
Ralph Touchett:
Paul Scofield
Caspar Goodwood:
William Fox
Countess Gemini:
Jill Balcon
Mme Merle:
Catherine Lacey
A servant:
Roger Delgado

A romantic light opera
Original book and lyrics by Alexander M. Thompson and Gerald Dodson
Music by Montague F. Phillips
Adapted for broadcasting by Elizabeth Braund
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas ) Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
The story told by Hugh Morton
Production by John Tylee

Contributors

Unknown:
Alexander M. Thompson
Unknown:
Gerald Dodson
Music By:
Montague F. Phillips
Broadcasting By:
Elizabeth Braund
Leader:
Frank Thomas
Conductor:
Gilbert Vinter
Told By:
Hugh Morton
Production By:
John Tylee
Lady Mary Trefusis:
Elsie Morison
Abigail, Lady Mary's maid:
Betty Huntley-Wright
Derek Lanscombc:
Frederick Harvey
Solomon Hooker, Derek's servant:
Dudley Rolph
Septimus Bunkle, an innkeeper:
Cuthbert Ford

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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